Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Groups File Suit to Require Environmental Review for Public Loans to Animal Operations
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) joined a coalition of eight groups representing family farmers, sustainable agriculture advocates and concerned citizens across the country in filing suit against the United States Department of Agriculture today to stop a policy exempting...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
'New NAFTA' Falls Flat for Farmers, Food Advocates
In response to the release of the text of a "New NAFTA," now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) between the three North American nations, IATP Executive Director Juliette Majot issued the following statement: "The reworked NAFTA agreement entrenches agribusiness control over...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Big Meat and Dairy Companies are Heating up the Planet: New Report
The world’s largest meat and dairy corporations could become the planet’s worst climate polluters within the next few decades, according to a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and GRAIN . At a time when the planet must dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
New Research Shows The Industrial Livestock Industry Is Creating A Climate Crisis
The top five mega-corporations responsible for factory-farmed meat and dairy are responsible for emitting more combined greenhouse gases (GHGs) than Exxon, or Shell, or BP. That is according to findings just released of a joint study undertaken by the IATP and GRAIN. We’re not talking about free...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Family Farm Groups From Three Countries Slam NAFTA Reboot Based on TPP
As the formal talks to renegotiate NAFTA begin in Washington, DC this week, family farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico denounce the direction of the talks. Despite repeated demands by civil society organizations in all three countries, the governments have refused to open...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Fall Short for Farmers and the Planet
Monday’s release of the Trump administration’s objectives for re-negotiating NAFTA confirm the suspicions of fair trade advocates that President Donald Trump would break his promise to create trade deals that are in the public interest. The negotiating objectives, which failed to incorporate input...
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Undermines Global Efforts to Address Climate change
Last weekend, US President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping officially signed onto the Paris Agreement on climate. Yet, President Obama is simultaneously pushing a trade agenda that directly undermines the US’s ability to address climate change. A new report from the Institute for Agriculture...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Corporate Meat's Takeover through TTIP
The Institute for Trade Policy’s European Office, along with international group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) , German member of Via Campesina— Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (AbL) and PowerShift launched their new report Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat’s Takeover...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Change in Grain Policy Signals China’s Intent to Boost Meat Production
China’s announcement last week to relinquish its historic grain self-sufficiency policy signals a major boost to the country’s meat, dairy and feed sectors as Chinese companies go global. China’s transition to an industrial, resource-intensive model of livestock production could have major implications around the world, impacting farmers, public health and the environment, according to a new series of reports from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) .
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Friday, May 11, 2012
IATP Applauds Lawmakers’ Call to FDA for Action on Antibiotics in Ethanol Production
Just 10 days after the release of IATP’s latest report, Bugs in the System: How the FDA Fails to Regulate Antibiotics in Ethanol Production , Representatives Edward J.
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